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American Beach
South Australia
Population 319 (shared with other localities in the “State Suburb of Island Beach”) (2011 census)
Established 2002
Postcode(s) 5222
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACST (UTC+10:30)
  • 115 km (71 mi) south-west of Adelaide
  • 25 km (16 mi) east of Kingscote
LGA(s) Kangaroo Island Council
Region Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island
County Carnarvon
State electorate(s) Finniss
Federal Division(s) Mayo
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
18.1 °C
65 °F
12.8 °C
55 °F
538.4 mm
21.2 in
Suburbs around American Beach:
Nepean Bay Nepean Bay Kangaroo Head
Nepean Bay American Beach Dudley West
Baudin Beach Dudley West Dudley West
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Adjoining localities

American Beach is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located on the north coast of Dudley Peninsula on Kangaroo Island overlooking Nepean Bay about 115 kilometres (71 mi)* south-west of the state capital of Adelaide.

Its boundaries were created in March 2002. The name is derived from the nearby beach of the same name. It is “not to be confused with the former American Beach Estate subdivision” which was also gazetted in 2002 as Baudin Beach. As of 2015, American Beach consists of a strip of land located between the coastline with Nepean Bay and the Hog Bay Road.

The locality is zoned for conservation purposes with the view of providing limited built development intended principally for tourism uses, which has a minimal impact and where provided, compliments the environment of the locality.

American Beach is located within the federal division of Mayo, the state electoral district of Finniss and the local government area of the Kangaroo Island Council.

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